As discussed in the preceding chapter, previewing may represent one of the most dynamic aspects of the caregiver-infant relationship. Now that the concept has been defined, it is relatively easy to begin identifying instances of previewing-or the lack thereof-in virtually any dyad that is observed. Indeed, because previewing behavior is such an omnipresent factor in the interaction between caregiver and infant, it is a valuable instrument for diagnosing both adaptive and maladaptive aspects of the relationship. Beyond this diagnostic benefit, previewing may also be used as an innovative treatment technique for modifying the dyadic exchange in a fashion that promotes the infant’s maturation, while enhancing the intimacy between mother and infant.
KeywordsDevelopmental Milestone Dyadic Relationship Retrospective Inquiry Dyadic Exchange Developmental Achievement
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